decline (v.)
incline, lean, bend
CE III.ii.142[Dromio of Syracuse to Antipholus of Syracuse, of the kitchen wench's jewelled nose] carbuncles, sapphires, declining their rich aspect to the hot breath of Spain
CE III.ii.44[Antipholus of Syracuse to Luciana] far more to you do I decline
Ham III.ii.145.5[stage direction for dumb show, of the King and Queen] He takes her up, and declines his head upon her neck
KL IV.ii.22[Gonerill to Edmund] Decline your head
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